picknmix – typography trends – chillprinting
Mix and match two or more typefaces for a more dynamic design
Why select just one type when you could have many? A key print design trend of this year is mixing two or more different fonts together to create a scrapbook-like effect. Since different typefaces are associated with different tones, you can shake up the fonts to shift the tone, and to make your design more dynamic. The tricky part is making sure your different fonts work together and don’t battle for your reader’s attention on your poster.
- Back to the Future
back-to-the-future – typography trends – chillprinting
The use of geometric and futuristic fonts are back on trend
The design world is seeing a comeback of geometric and futuristic typefaces. We saw space-themed types making a comeback last year and this trend is staying put for 2020. Perfect for promoting your band, advertising a tech event, or giving your business card a veneer of digital, future-looking professionalism.
- The Overlay Way
the-overlay-way – typography trends – chillprinting
Here we see an image in conjunction with overlayed text, maximizing business card space
If you’re wanting to make your poster eye catching, overlaying your type onto an image is a great way to do this. Influenced by memes and the overlaying of text onto social media video, this design staple has overflowed into print in a big way and is sure to convey a hip and artistic feel in your poster. The key is in the contrast: make sure your text pops out by positioning and coloring it appropriately in relation to your image, and make sure the image fits with the meaning and the design of your type.
- Handwritten and Homely
handmade-and-homely – typography trends – chillprinting
Perfect for a school event, handwritten typefaces add a wholesome and personal touch
For a friendly feel, there’s nothing like a typeface that looks handwritten to tell your story. A huge trend we’ve seen this year has been brush fonts: flowing, approachable and personal. These look like they’ve been made lovingly at home just for your audience, and make them feel special. This can be combined with watercolor effect which looks artistic and unique. In particular if you’re trying to promote a wholesome or homely product, these fonts have been proven to put your audience at ease and bring your poster to life